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Stories about Surveillance

11 June 2015

Digital Citizen 3.1

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

3 June 2015

China's Internet Police Launch ‘Speech Inspections’, Chill Critical Voices

The launch of the "Internet Police Inspection and Law Enforcement" program implies a more coordinated effort in the incrimination of online speech.

28 May 2015

Advoxers Talk About Tech, Privacy, and Security with Tor

What exactly is the Tor network? How does it work? Global Voices’ Iran editor Mahsa Alimardani talks with Iranian Tor developer Nima Fatemi and Tor’s Director of Communications, Kate Krauss.

27 May 2015

Digital Citizen 3.0

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Robot Commenters Accidentally Expose Themselves on China's Weibo Platform

Patrick Wong contributed to this post. Chinese netizens are having a good laugh over the mechanized missteps of government-controlled robot commenters, who have been criticizing messages sent by their own...

26 May 2015

Dear Ukrainian Officials: Russian Security Services Thank You for Your Cooperation!

A group of journalists pulled a prank on Ukrainian officials who use Russian email services, alerting them to the dangers of careless information security policies.

18 May 2015

Digital Citizen 2.9

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

13 May 2015

Hong Kong Citizens Want Legal Protections for Their Metadata

Should government agencies really be able to look at Hong Kongers' telephone metadata without any oversight from the courts?

7 May 2015

Netizen Report: Slovakia Says Mass Surveillance is Unconstitutional

While a few European countries are taking leaps ahead in this category, the United States is taking only baby steps towards curbing mass surveillance.

1 May 2015

To Be or Not to Be Anonymous: How Should Bloggers Decide?

This post was co-authored by Nani Jansen, legal director for the Media Legal Defence Initiative. Should you be anonymous online? If you were giving advice to a blogger, independent journalist, or online activist...